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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2015, 10:02 AM
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Posted By chrish4ku
HAHAHAHA +1 on that :rofl

HAHAHAHA +1 on that :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
https://po3ftq-sn3301.files.1drv.com/y2pBBFdoijUY5...

https://po3ftq-sn3301.files.1drv.com/y2pBBFdoijUY5kbxWBWHYCJea3BTbVW_m9t1_fhxlwCgdnEBAXjy_xBEOrnBJRBM-ulZcG4h6NEY2Ir1R2-qNGAa8VN9IjNvEJghemczvSTx4vnuUfmzTvuOA1xQlgFhg6-M4nZ4OH3A0KaZ6k62tEYUQ/500exc.jp...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 11:35 PM
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Posted By chrish4ku
Well documented,

Well documented,
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By chrish4ku
Part II

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/D12MnoFXRd4" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>

Part 2
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,295
Posted By chrish4ku
Green Desert

Now is the time if you want to ride out in the Mojave Desert. They got rain, so things are looking green and temps are cool. Dust is the lowest it will be all year....
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
Best I've seen yet

Best I've seen yet
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,295
Posted By chrish4ku
Yes - nice bags for sure. Do they come off/on...

Yes - nice bags for sure. Do they come off/on easily?
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By chrish4ku
Video Mash #1 <iframe width="640"...

Video Mash #1


<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/b9zJMp_Fsnc?list=UUxn-5oMbWY5llhL7DP257QA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By chrish4ku
There is some good single track routing out...

There is some good single track routing out there. The single track down the east side of Manly Pass is pretty challenging and rocky for example. Jawbone, Dove, Spangler has lots of single track...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-22-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By chrish4ku
Mojave: 3 Days in a Green Desert

We usually hit the Mojave Desert in mid winter due to the mild temps, low wind, and lower dust. Since there was some rain prior to our arrival, the blooming flowers and grass was in full swing. Not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
And don't forget - we're doing the winter sand...

And don't forget - we're doing the winter sand and suds. 2.5 days of riding out of Ridgecrest - Feb 14-17th. I just finished building the trax.

Wifey and I are celebrating our love on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
Feb Radius

Danville looks cool,

however....

My bud, says the Englander has PLINY the ELDER on tap, so just the few of us will be landing there next Wed.

Nothing against Danville Pizza, but Pliny is...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,581
Posted By chrish4ku
Update: Over a year of use and still...

Update:

Over a year of use and still strong: When Dirtbiking is cold, skiing is the choice. Work equally good on a mountain!
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
What he said on the weight - even fully loaded...

What he said on the weight - even fully loaded with a huge camelbak full of beverage and gear it feels like a smaller bike than any 530...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,295
Posted By chrish4ku
This is between Ridgecrest and Ballarat...not...

This is between Ridgecrest and Ballarat...not sure exactly as there are so many that are similar. Prolly up in Spangler Hills area..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,295
Posted By chrish4ku
President's Day Weekend - Desert Riding

A few of us will be staging in Ridgecrest Feb 14--17th. Doing rides in Jawbone, Ballarat, Randsburg, etc.

PM me if you are interested.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
Looks like fun, .... Work became more work...

Looks like fun, ....

Work became more work for me....sorry I missed out.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
McNally's is cool, yes they have a fire place. ...

McNally's is cool, yes they have a fire place.

No food there - you go get it and then bring it in.

It's a big green building on College Ave - big green Neon Sign too...


Burritos, Burgers,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
Barclays?

Why not just do Barclays?

They have darts, food, beer, and outside seating....:ear

Rockyridge is a nice place to ride up....
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
Garmin

Thanks all....appreciate the posts. I think the best route is to wire to the Batt - more direct.

Other than this the 500 is and has been amazing.

Can't find any flaws in one year of riding...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
Hardwire Garmin

OK 500 Nation,

I have wired my Montana bracket through the 12V wiring, headlight power, in the mask area. Works pretty good, but at some low RPMs, in the tight stuff, the Garmin will not have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
Clutch

I replaced my slave, gaskets, and resi. Still drags a bit, but when hot it works OK. I think this is just standard for this bike. I only have 45 hours on it so I am pretty sure it isn't anything...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 88,027
Posted By chrish4ku
My real time feedback: is that they do...

My real time feedback:

is that they do (still) loose battery charge over time, so if you let them sit on the shelf for over a month you better charge them before riding.

I didn't really have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 148,946
Posted By chrish4ku
Oh - crap....another picture of steele pass in...

Oh - crap....another picture of steele pass in October.....

damn, I'd text this to you instead of posting it on the internet. That way I don't have to talk to anyone in person...:rofl
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
I have been using tennis wrap grips over the...

I have been using tennis wrap grips over the rubber - works like a charm for $8.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
+ yes Thurs and +yes for Trappist. Yes beer...

+ yes Thurs and +yes for Trappist.

Yes beer is expensive there, but you only need 2.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,295
Posted By chrish4ku
Lost for 10 months

We always need a reason to get out of Dodge.......we came up with a plan to find a lost GPS unit, dropped in the desert 10 months ago..and proceeded to find it laying in the middle of a track.....
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
Lost and Found

Took a trip to the desert to find a GPS lost 10 months ago - and actually found it.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025664


Happy Thanksgiving!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By chrish4ku
Yes - that's us.

Yes - that's us.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,385
Posted By chrish4ku
Lost and Found - 9 months in Ridgecrest

In February 2014 we took a 3 day Dual Sport ride based out of Ridgecrest CA. The ride was great but Paul lost his GPS outside the Pinnacles whilst jumping a huge wash.

We basically had the spot it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By chrish4ku
Thanks BNBRP - Always a good time when you are...

Thanks BNBRP - Always a good time when you are along...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-19-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
Done 2. Met him on the USAL trail a few...

Done 2.

Met him on the USAL trail a few years ago.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
You may need an extra bedroom for all the...

You may need an extra bedroom for all the 'things' you'll need to hang on to.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 1,777,826
Posted By chrish4ku
Normal Clutch Feel

All,

My 14 500 EXC has always had drag on the clutch. Even when warmed up on the stand, the rear wheel moves at a good pace with some force. When Cold, in 1rst, its extremely hard to move the bike...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By chrish4ku
Eureka Hill Road - off of 10 mile cutoff. There...

Eureka Hill Road - off of 10 mile cutoff. There are a few tracks that go down to the Garcia River from there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,295
Posted By chrish4ku
Oysters rule - -- - the day was perfect! Hope to...

Oysters rule - -- - the day was perfect! Hope to do it again soon.


The Band: "Oyster Cult Riders"
- Cover Shot.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By chrish4ku
Tomales Bay to Mendocino and Back

With temps in the high 60's on the cost of NorCal - it's hard to think it's November.


Let's ride: 440 miles / 15 dirt...ya I know that isn't enough.


How about some Tomales Bay oysters? OK...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5,156
Views: 502,295
Posted By chrish4ku
Oysters - then North to Fort Bragg

So a few of us are riding up HWY 1 to Fort Bragg after Oysters.

Staying here:
Best Western Vista Manor Lodge

but any motel is fine actually....

Dirt? Well, If fort bragg - sherwood is...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,581
Posted By chrish4ku
Just zip tied it to the strap with two ties.

Just zip tied it to the strap with two ties.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 135,044
Posted By chrish4ku
Tomales Bay Oyster Run - Saturday Nov 8th??

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25421916&postcount=4943

Weather is looking great,
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